It wouldn’t surprise me if Guantánamo is better than Belgian jails, but it’s generally easier to get people out of the latter, given the right financial incentives. I used to dream of going to prison in Holland, but I hear standards have declined.
- Another Mexicanism
Abogánster = abogado (lawyer) + gangster. Here‘s some good stuff by Carlos Monsiváis about legal culture in a country where justice
- Barcelona’s greatest Dutch pop star
Siegfried Anton den Boer/Siegfried Andre Den Boer Kramer/Anthony van den Boer/Tony Ronald/Tonny Ronald etc, born Arnhem 1941/1943/1944, permanently resident in Barcelona
- Baroja joke about unread readers
And don’t give me any of that “rereading” shite, you illiterate swine.
- Talking Cuban
He ventured along a path, following a field of cane whose leaves shook softly with the noise of a crushed newspaper.
- election polls
Giles Tremlett writes this morning in The Guardian that: Support for the Spanish People’s party government is ebbing away as concern about